Professor Layton Puzzles 3

Posted: February 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

Well, we decided to throw some more Professor Layton puzzles at you! As before, there are three puzzles below, one from each of the Professor Layton games we own. Once you have the answer, you can scroll down to see if you were right.

First is a puzzle from Professor Layton and the Curious Village.

A tennis ball has rolled its way down into a hole. This particular hole is extremely deep and has a sharp bend in the middle, making the ball impossible to retrieve by hand. To make matters worse, the ground around the hole is made of hard clay, so digging the ball out isn’t an option.

However, you have something incredibly commonplace on hand that you can use to get the ball out. What do you use to get the ball out? Answer in five letters.



The answer is water.

Theoretically, you could use any liquid in which tennis balls can float, but water is the liquid you would most likely have handy.

Since the ground is hard clay, there’s little chance of the water getting absorbed into the surrounding earth. The ball should come up with little difficulty.

Next is a puzzle from Professor Layton and the Unwound Future.

Only one of the four pens shown below actually works. Here are some clues to help you identify it:

  • All four pens currently have the wrong colored caps.
  • When assembled correctly, all four pens have one white section.
  • The working pen is to the left of the one that should have the green cap.

Choose the working pen, A, B, C, or D.



The answer is C. (For this particular puzzle, there is no explanation given.)

The last puzzle is from Professor Layton and the Last Specter.

Four friends met in town, each with a kind of fruit to share.

The first friend brought a bunch of bananas; the second brought a cluster of grapes. They set the fruit down at their feet as the third and fourth friends arrived, bringing with them a grapefruit and a melon. They also laid their fruit at their feet but then had to run off as fast as possible.

Where did the group meet, at point A, B, C, D, E, or F?




The answer is point B.

The melon and grapefruit are both round, so they began rolling down the hill as soon as they were placed on the ground.

These are all the puzzles we’ll put up for now. We might put up some more later on, but in any case we hope you had fun with these! If you want to do more, you can view our previous ones here: Professor Layton Puzzles, Professor Layton Puzzles 2.

  1. esschmucker says:

    Interesting puzzles. The only problem with the first one is that using water to retrieve the tennis ball is pointless – the ball is useless once wet!

  2. Jeff says:

    1. Water? (I typed that before I saw that the answers were in the post. Really, I swear it!)
    2. C If all four pens have the wrong color cap, then neither C nor D can have blue. C must have the white cap, because all four must have a white piece. That means the first two pens have to have the blue caps, leaving D with the green one. C is left of the one that will have the green cap.
    3. They met at point B. The reason the two had to run off is because their round fruit started rolling down the hill! Hahaha! I love that one!

    Great puzzles!!

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